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NY EMT killed in ambulance wreck suffered heart attack

Eric Monty was transporting a patient when he drove off the road and crashed

By EMS1 Staff

ALTONA, N.Y. — The NY EMT who died in a crash while transporting a patient suffered a fatal heart, a coroner announced.

Eric Monty, 45, of the Mooers Volunteer Fire Department, was on his way to the hospital with a patient when he drove off the road and struck a drainage ditch and utility pole guide wire and drove up an embankment before stopping, according to the Press Republican.

Monty's sister, also an EMT in the ambulance, was injured as well as another medic and the patient. All three are recovering at the hospital and are expected to survive. Monty was declared dead at the scene.

An autopsy confirmed that Monty had severe coronary heart disease which led to cardiac arrest.

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Cathy Dettling Cathy Dettling Wednesday, November 28, 2012 6:17:23 PM How tragic! Thoughts and prayers to family and injured.
Justin Bathke Justin Bathke Wednesday, November 28, 2012 6:49:18 PM RIP BROTHER. MY PRAYERS GO OUT TO THE FAMILYS.

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